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Two BTPD promotions fill the last vacant positions within the General Staff | Local News

BRISTOL, Tennessee – Two longtime members of the Bristol Tennessee Police Department have climbed the ranks from lieutenant to captain. The moves fill the last two vacancies on the senior command staff that Chief Matt Austin has put in place since being appointed to the ministry’s leadership in July. Brian Hess has been appointed helpline captain and Dannielle Eller will ...

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Hit to the head near a high school football game in Knoxville, Tennessee

A young man was reportedly shot in the head near a high school homecoming soccer game in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday night. The shooting took place near Austin-East High School at around 8:49 p.m. local time, according to WBIR-TV. The Knoxville Police Department told the outlet that the “young” victim was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center shortly ...

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Tennessee Gov. Lee wants Biden ‘transparency’ on Afghan refugees

Tennessee is expected to host at least 415 Afghan refugees in the coming weeks, while Governor Bill Lee – who says he supports the resettlement of US allies from Afghanistan – asks the White House to provide detailed information on who will arrive . In an email Wednesday from the US State Department’s Afghanistan Placement and Assistance Program, obtained by ...

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East Tennessee Children’s Hospital says it is busy with RSV and COVID-19

From the emergency room to community care offices and testing sites, the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital said it was receiving a high volume of patients. KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – For the most part, the Children’s Hospital in East Tennessee is “relatively full,” according to Dr. Joe Childs, the hospital’s chief medical officer. This high volume of patients extends far beyond the ...

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Tennessee Agencies Offer Public Health Spending Proposals For Upcoming Federal Relief | Tennessee

(The Center Square) – Agencies in Tennessee this week showcased public health investment projects that would be eligible for US Federal Rescue Assistance (ARPA) funding. The state’s Financial Stimulus Accountability Group met with public health officials for two days to hear their proposals on how to spend the second half of ARPA’s upcoming $ 3.7 billion in Tennessee. The second ...

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CF COVID death toll rises to 95 | Coronavirus news

Franklin County has now recorded a total of 95 deaths from COVID-19 with one new death in the region reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Wednesday. It was the second COVID death reported in Franklin County in September. The county now has 7,248 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in total, including 6,628 as cured or inactive on Wednesday, ...

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Adults mocked teenager who spoke at Tennessee school board meeting about grandmother dying of COVID-19, video shows

People protesting at a school board meeting in Brevard County, Fla., To discuss whether face masks in local schools should be mandatory. Paul Hennessy / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images A high school student spoke at his district school board meeting to advocate for masks in schools. When he said his grandmother died of COVID-19 “because someone wasn’t ...

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Knoxville Concert Series at World’s Fair Park to Benefit Sunsphere Preservation

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WATE) – World’s Fair Park in Knoxville will host a four-part concert series this fall to help raise funds to preserve and maintain the iconic Sunsphere. Visit Knoxville, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Born & Raised Productions, will host “Sunsphere Sundays” in October. The series will debut on October 10 with the Nashville-based ...

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South Side Elementary School Teacher Named 2021-22 Teacher of the Year in Tennessee | New

Morgan Rankin, a second-grade teacher at South Side Elementary School in Johnson City, has been named the 2021-2022 Tennessee Teacher of the Year by the Tennessee Department of Education. Rankin, in her 16th year as a teacher and seventh year on the South Side, was chosen from nine finalists representing different regions of the state for the award at Tuesday’s ...

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